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  • Grilled Backstrap and Fresh Garden Ratatouille Recipe

    When the summer garden starts to produce an abundance of delicious vegetables, it can be hard to find ways to use them all. When a buddy posted a photo of a fresh ratatouille the other day, it made me think about ways to incorporate it with venison. The result is...

  • Deer Hunting Gear: The Field and Stream Product Lineup

    Field & Stream is offering truly innovative and effective products. I’ve been testing many of them for the last 12 months, and let me tell you, they’re holding their own. Here is a very brief look at some of what they’re offering for 2017.

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Friction Calling Champ Named In Close Decision

Bobby Woods of Dante, Virginia has captured the Friction Division at the Wild Turkey Bourbon Grand National Turkey Calling Championships. He did so over a field of 24 callers at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s National Convention and Sport Show (Feb. 18-21, 2010). His calls of choice? WoodHaven Custom Calls'...


Big Foot

Some gobblers just like to run alone it seems, even in winter. Loner birds. I know this flies in the face of conventional thinking. Biology tells us wild turkeys in a specific habitat will often flock up during the woodstove months, especially if food sources are limited. All those eyes...


New Poll Finds Adult Hunters Are Mentoring

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Adult sportsmen and women reported an impressive level of mentoring to young hunters on a recent HunterSurvey.com study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. More than 77 percent of active hunters and target shooters indicated they had taken their sons and daughters hunting.


Mr. T: Another Decoy for 2010

As The A-Team's pop-culture icon Mr. T used to say: "I pity the fool!" Mention decoys at the turkey camp supper table and see what happens. Some guys love 'em. Some guys hate 'em. Some guys get inventive with the fakery. The guys who love 'em tend to be the...


The Decoy Question

Don't tell those woodstove-month gobblers the hens aren't really interested just yet. I saw a flock of roughly 20 hens and jakes just the other day. Inside that blob of winter turkeys were multiple full-fan strutters in MMA mode; shoving each other; chest bumping; the works. It got me thinking...


Harold Knight Talks Turkey

Realtree Turkey caught up with Harold Knight at the 2010 SHOT Show. Here's what he had to say about some of the new Knight & Hale turkey calls.(Steve Hickoff photo/video)


The Killer B Comes to Town

Waterfowlers have long used jerk cords to impart movement in their floater fakes. Now comes a turkey decoy that offers the same thing. Maybe over the years some of you have used fishing monofilament to impart movement in your turkey deke's fan? A few guys in my hunting circles have...


Two New Hunter's Specialties Calls

Posting here on the final day of the 2010 SHOT Show in the land of no sleep and plenty of turkey talk. When not hanging out at the Realtree base camp in Vegas this past week, I checked in with the H.S. turkey guys (among others); specifically Matt Morrett and...


Winter Flock Citizen Survey

CONCORD, N.H. – If you see a flock of wild turkeys in New Hampshire this winter, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department would like to hear about it. For the second consecutive year, citizens are being asked to report sightings of turkey flocks seen from now through March 31,...


California NWTF in Action

CALIFORNIA - The National Wild Turkey Federation's California chapters have budgeted $160,500 from the state Hunting Heritage Super Fund to invest in outreach, education, conservation, increased public land access and more within California in 2010. The NWTF Super Fund is administered jointly by the NWTF, its state and provincial chapters...


Winter Turkey Hunting

Winter turkey hunting isn’t for everyone. Yeah it’s tough, it’s cold, and you may have used up your “honey I’m hunting” days. Some of you will concentrate on other outdoor opportunities this time of the year, and/or rest up for spring turkey season. Others know that in some states winter...


Realtree Turkey Resolutions

This time of the year, we’re all making plans for spring hunts; and New Year's resolutions. I vow to introduce at least one person who has never hunted turkeys to this amazing tradition. I vow to listen with feigned interest as buddies tell hunt stories for the third time. I...


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